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Cape Town City coach Eric Tinkler likens Lehlohonolo Majoro to Collins Mbesuma

Posted: 22 August 2016 Time: 15:38

Cape Town City coach Eric Tinkler feels with the right service new signing Lehlohonolo Majoro can be just as deadly as Golden Boot holder Collins Mbesuma.

Mbesuma hit 14 league goals for Mpumalanga Black Aces last season prior to the club selling its topflight status to City two months ago.

The Zambian has since linked up with Highlands Park, but Tinkler believes Majoro can perform a similar role for his side in 2016/17.

"Majoro plays a massive role because first and foremost he's a lone striker," said Tinkler, who previously worked with Majoro at Orlando Pirates. "He brings that confidence to the players because they know they have a well known striker or goal scorer with us.

"He also brings the same stability that Aces had last season with a natural goal scorer in Collins Mbesuma. And then what becomes important is that the players understand that it's not Collins Mbesuma scoring goals on his own. It was the supply and the way the team worked in order for Collins to score those goals. Majoro can do that as long as we can provide him with the same kind of service."

Meanwhile, Tinkler wants his men to dictate terms in their league opener with Polokwane City at Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday night (19h30 kick-off).

"The approach is that we are playing at home and we need to dominate and to dictate play. We can't go into this game with fear. That what I've been explaining to the players. If anybody needs to show to fear it should be Polokwane City and the shouldn't feel comfortable coming to our home - that's very, very important, you know. We must play attacking football at home. You win games by scoring goals and that must become key for us."

Tinkler reported no injury concerns ahead of the clash with Rise and Shine.

Article by: Seraj Jones
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